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Corporations is a global e-commerce platform for small businesses and the flagship company of Alibaba Group. Founded in 1999 in Hangzhou, China, makes it easy for millions of buyers and suppliers around the world to do business online mainly through three marketplaces: a global trade platform ( for importers and exporters; a Chinese platform ( for domestic trade in China; and a transaction-based wholesale platform on the global site ( geared for smaller buyers seeking fast shipment of small quantities of goods.

Every day, enables U.S. entrepreneurs to launch startups, start trading, manufacture goods, and blossom into thriving small businesses. has 4.6m registered buyers in the U.S. We help businesses connect online with suppliers and form trusting trusting partnerships.


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Contributions’s customers tell the story. A San Jose-based organic cosmetic company 100% Pure launched in 2005 with three employees. It now employs 50 people and has sales of $20m. iCracked, a start-up that fixes broken iPhone screens, has created 100-plus tech jobs in the last year by sourcing through the platform. And is helping solve the job drought problem for college graduates. The founders of SEA, CitySlips and Gram Power launched companies while still in school and now make healthy contributions to the small business market.


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